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July 2019

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Monday, July 1st - Sunday, July 7th

Harbor Classic Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Monday, July 1st

Magic Show
1pm & 7pm at Ludington Library, 4pm at Scottville Library.

Monday, July 1st, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Schrock Brothers with Madcat
Roots, Blues, Jazz, Rock family band featuring Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica. Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 2nd, 7pm-11pm

Hart Sparks
Music, food and fireworks at 10:15pm over Hart Lake.
Fireworks

Tuesday, July 2nd, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase; Organissimo
Blues, funk, soul and jazz. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 2nd, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Scottville Clown Band Patriotic Concert
Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Clown Band Shell Series

Wednesday, July 3rd

Pentwater Fireworks
At Dusk, over Lake Michigan. Pentwater.
Fireworks

Wednesday, July 3rd, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Jimmy Dodson
Wednesday night performance. James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 3rd, 6pm-7:30pm

Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival Children & Pet Parade
Costume contest with four categories: Best Group, Best Use of Pet, Most Original and Most Patriotic. Prizes for the winners and goody bags for all participants. Line up at the corner of Loomis/Ferry Streets at 6pm, with step off at 6:30pm. The parade will travel to Waterfront Park and end with the awards ceremony. Downtown Ludington.
Ludington Freedom Festival

Wednesday, July 3rd, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Organissimo
Blues, funk, soul and jazz. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St. Ludington. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 3rd, 7pm-9:15pm

Echo through the Timber: Chris Brickley Quartet
Jazz, blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 3rd, 7pm

State Park Music: Chloe Kimes
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Lake Michigan Beach House, Ludington State Park.
State Park Summer Programs

Thursday, July 4th

Freedom Festival Parade & Fireworks
Parade at 1:45pm, begins at Madison Street and goes west down Ludington Avenue to Lakeshore Drive. Fireworks at dusk (between 10-10:30pm) over Lake Michigan.
Freedom Festival

Thursday, July 4th - Sunday, July 7th

Manistee National Forest Festival
Hosted every year over the 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday, the Manistee National Forest Festival is a Manistee County tradition stretching back over 80 years. Manistee.
Manistee Forest Festival

Thursday, July 4th

Thunder Over The Dunes
At Dusk. Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Mears.
Fireworks

Thursday, July 4th

Manistee Forest Festival Fireworks
At dusk over Lake Michigan, Manistee.
Fireworks

Thursday, July 4th, 10am

Independence Day Bike Parade
Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.

Thursday, July 4th, 12:30pm-2pm

Freedom Festival 1-Mile Dash
1-Mile Fun Run to benefit the Freedom Festival Fireworks Fund.
West Michigan Race Events

Thursday, July 4th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Thursday, July 4th, 8:30pm-11pm

Ludington Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Passengers board at 8:30pm and the cruise starts at 9pm. Cruise along the Ludington shoreline until sunset, then watch the fireworks display. Ticket prices are $52 per person and includes the all-you-can-eat Badger Picnic Buffet
S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise

Friday, July 5th - Sunday, July 7th

Legally Blonde- The Musical
Presented by the Manistee Civic Players. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, July 5th, 9am-5pm

Forest Festival Book Sale
Friends of the Manistee County Library book sales are held at the Book House behind the Manistee Library at 95 Maple St., Manistee.
Used Book Sales

Friday, July 5th - Saturday, July 6th, 9am-5pm

48th Annual Summer Art Fair
Sponsored by Manistee World of Arts & Crafts and Manistee National Forest Festival. Red Szymarek Park, 5th Avenue, Manistee.
Manistee Arts and Crafts Fairs

Friday, July 5th, 5pm-8pm

New Age Americans
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Friday, July 5th, 7pm-9pm

Summer Sounds: Nina & The Buffalo Riders
Soulful classic rock sound. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Saturday, July 6th - Sunday, July 7th

51st Annual West Shore Art Fair
Rotary Park, Ludington. Open 10am-6pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday.
West Shore Art Fair

Saturday, July 6th - Sunday, July 7th

LudRock 2019 Music Festival
Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
LudRock Music Festival

Saturday, July 6th

Hamlin Lake Fireworks
At Dusk. Rain Date July 7. Hamlin Lake, Ludington.
Hamlin Lake Fireworks

Saturday, July 6th

Mid-MI Music Festival
Idlewild.
Idlewild Music Events

Saturday, July 6th - Sunday, July 7th

Manistee Saints vs. Troy Jetbox
Semi-pro baseball. Games played at 1pm and 3:15pm at Rietz Park, southeast limits of Manistee.
Manistee Saints Baseball

Saturday, July 6th, 12am

Book Expo 2019
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.

Saturday, July 6th, 1pm-4pm

A Peek Inside the Lighthouse
Manistee North Pier Head, Manistee.
Manistee North Pier Lighthouse

Saturday, July 6th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Organissimo
Blues, funk, soul and jazz. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Saturday, July 6th, 7pm

State Park Music: Eric Engblade
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Sunday, July 7th, 8am-12pm

VFW Pancake Breakfast
Pentwater VFW Hall, Pentwater.

Sunday, July 7th, 8am

Stony Lake Sparkler 5k Run
8am run/walk event, 8:30am 5k event. Proceeds benefit Crystal Valley Care Fund. Held from Stony Lake Inn, Mears.

Sunday, July 7th, 4pm

Scottville Clown Band Beach Show
Manistee.
Scottville Clown Band

Monday, July 8th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: The Rough & Tumble
American folk duo. Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 9th, 6pm

Miss Mason County Pageant
Featuring the Mason County Princess Pageant at 6pm, the Mason County Central High School Jazz Band, at 7pm, and the Miss Mason County Pageant at 8pm.
Scottville Clown Band Shell Series

Tuesday, July 9th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Double Trouble with Mary Rademacher, Francesca Amari, and Co.
Pop, jazz and showtunes. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Wednesday, July 10th, 1pm-5pm

Lake County "Living" History Day
Meet some of the "characters" who helped shape Lake County. Lake County Historical Museum and Community House, 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Wednesday, July 10th, 6pm-9pm

Mason County PAWS art auction fundraiser
Art auction by Joseph Scott Gallery of New York to benefit Mason County PAWS. Preview art at 6pm, auction from 7pm-9pm. PAWS' goal is to open the first no-kill animal shelter in Mason County. Stearns Hotel,212 E. Ludington Ave., downtown Ludington.

Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Rough and Tumble
Nashville husband and wife duo. Little Sable Lighthouse, Mears.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Double Trouble
Pop, jazz and showtunes. Waterfront Park, Ludington. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm-9:15pm

Echo through the Timber: Harper and the Midwest Kind
Blues, Soul, Folk and R&B. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm

Live Birds of Prey
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Thursday, July 11th, 12pm-5pm

Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour & Music by Rough and Tumble
Music by Rough and Tumble from 1:30-3:30pm. Buses transport visitors from the park ranger's house located just inside Ludington State Park to the lighthouse and back for an additional transportation fee. The round-trip fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 & under. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Thursday, July 11th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Adam Knudsen
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 11th, 6pm

Travis Swanson Jazz Trio
Mason County District Library, downtown Ludington.

Thursday, July 11th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Ravon "Steely" Rhoden
Downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 11th, 7pm

Roots on the River concert: Biscuit Miller and the Mix
Manistee Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, July 11th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Thursday, July 11th, 8pm-9pm

Live from the Front: Byline Ernie Pyle - Rick Plummer
Epworth Lakeside Series is sponsoring longtime local actor and director Rick Plummer in a reprise of his role as Ernie Pyle in “Live from the Front: Byline Ernie Pyle” at the Epworth Auditorium. The play contains some adult language so discretion is advised. Event is free and open to the public. Epworth Auditorium, Epworth Heights, Ludington.

Friday, July 12th - Saturday, July 13th

Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration
Craft Show, Car Show, Children's Activities, Rubber Ducky Race, food and fun. Celebrate summer in Mason County at Scottville's summer festival.
Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration

Friday, July 12th - Sunday, July 14th

Bear Lake Days
Activities of the 3-day festival typically include an adults and kids fishing contest, pig roast, merchants sidewalk sales, kids games, entertainment tent, boat and pontoon parade, classic car show, arts/crafts fair, fun run, bike tour, Saturday night parade and fireworks. Bear Lake.
Bear Lake Days

Friday, July 12th - Sunday, July 14th

Ludington Library Used Book Sale
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm, Ludington Library, downtown Ludington.
Used Book Sales

Friday, July 12th, 1pm

Cupcake Day Party
Mason County District Library in Ludington & Scottville.

Friday, July 12th, 5pm-7pm

Public Reception: Celebrating 125 Years of Epworth exhibit
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is hosting an exhibit celebrating the 125 year history of The Epworth Assembly during the month of July. Featuring 100-plus pieces of Epworth memorabilia (photos, maps, clothing and artwork) plus plein air creations of scenes from within Epworth by LACA artists. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Friday, July 12th, 6pm-9pm

Friday Night Live
There are many reasons to be in Ludington in the heart of summer, and one of them is the very popular Friday Night Live. Scheduled for four Friday nights in July and August, FNL features music, food, and great family activities. Downtown Ludington.
Friday Night Live

Friday, July 12th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Rough and Tumble
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, July 12th, 7pm-9pm

Summer Sounds: Last Gasp Collective
Blend of hip-hop and jazz, R&B, soul and classical. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, July 12th, 7pm

Music at the Hart Historic District: RuthAnn Eilers & M20 Bluegrass
Hart Historic District, downtown Hart.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Friday, July 12th, 7pm

Folk Fridays Music & Performance Series: Lee Murdock
Free-will donations. Lake County Historical Museum and Community House, 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Saturday, July 13th - Sunday, July 14th

5th Annual Idlewild Music Festival
Idlewild Historic and Cultural Center, Idlewild
Idlewild Music Events

Saturday, July 13th

Spartan River Run
Part of Scottville's 10 + 31 Celebration events, there are three races: Scottville to Ludington 12 mile paddle; a Triathlon 12 mile bike, 4.7 mile run and 4.7 mile paddle, and a Custer to Scottville 4.7 mile paddle. Registration and awards will be held at Riverside Park during the Scottville 10 & 31 celebration. The races benefit the MCC Educational Foundation and MCC School Projects. Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration

Saturday, July 13th, 12am

Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Afternoon at Lake Michigan Beach House and evening at Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Saturday, July 13th, 9am-5pm

55th Annual Pentwater Fine Arts Fair
Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.
Oceana County Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 13th, 9am-5pm

Bear Lake Book Sale
Sponsored by Friends of the Manistee Library and held as part of Bear Lake Days in Bear Lake.
Used Book Sales

Saturday, July 13th, 10am

WMOEC Antique Tractor Pull
West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, July 13th, 5pm-8pm

The Cadillac Experience
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Saturday, July 13th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Double Trouble with Mary Rademacher, Francesca Amari, and Co.
Pop, jazz and showtunes. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Sunday, July 14th

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Sunday, July 14th, 10am-3pm

Rides from the Past Free Soil Car Show
Free Soil/Meade Fire Department pig roast also happening. Free Soil
Mason County Car Shows

Sunday, July 14th, 11am-3pm

Annual Ox Roast Dinner and Festival
Hosted by St. Joseph's and St. Vincent's parishes. Adults $11, kids 5-11 $6, under 5 free. St. Joseph's Hall, 2349 W. Jackson Road, Hart (Weare).

Sunday, July 14th, 1pm-5pm

Mason County Garden Club Garden Walk CANCELED
Canceled for 2019. Mason County.

Monday, July 15th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Miriam Pico and David Chown
Pop, light rock, show tunes and blues. Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 16th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 16th, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Chad Rushing
Variety of acoustic favorites. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Clown Band Shell Series

Wednesday, July 17th - Saturday, July 20th

Baldwin Troutarama
Baldwin comes alive with activities for the Baldwin Troutarama with fun activities for everyone. Downtown Baldwin.
Baldwin Troutarama

Wednesday, July 17th, 7pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Green drinks at 8:30pm, Stearns Park south end of beach house, Ludington.

Wednesday, July 17th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Steel Doin It
Spring Lake based steel drum band. Little Sable Lighthouse, Mears.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 17th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: The Ultimate Taste Band
Waterfront Park, Ludington. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 17th, 7pm-9:15pm

Echo through the Timber: Big Boss Band
Blues, Classic Rock. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 17th, 7pm

State Park Music: Road Less Traveled
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Thursday, July 18th - Wednesday, July 24th

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament & Big Boys Tournament
The Ludington Offshore Classic is an annual Great Lakes sports fishing tournament. Thursday is the Ruboy Thursday shootout, Friday is Ladies & Kids Tournament and Saturday & Sunday is the Pro/Am Tournament. The next week Tuesday & Wednesday is the Big Boys Tournament. Ludington.
Ludington Offshore Classic

Thursday, July 18th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Cheryl Wolfram
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 18th, 7pm

Roots on the River concert: Ben Traverse Kolk
Manistee Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, July 18th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 19th - Sunday, July 21st

Kaleva Days
Kaleva Days festival includes Kaleva School Reunion, food, softball tournament, car show, pony rides, games and contests, parade, arts and crafts, and fireworks. Kaleva.
Kaleva Days

Friday, July 19th, 5pm

23rd annual Back from the Mac Party
Pentwater Yacht Club, 205 Dover St., Pentwater.

Friday, July 19th, 6pm-9pm

Friday Night Live
There are many reasons to be in Ludington in the heart of summer, and one of them is the very popular Friday Night Live. Scheduled for four Friday nights in July and August, FNL features music, food, and great family activities. Downtown Ludington.
Friday Night Live

Friday, July 19th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Steel Doin It
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, July 19th, 7pm-9pm

Summer Sounds; The Go Rounds + Charlie Millard Band
Indie band. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, July 19th, 7pm

Music at the Hart Historic District: Arrowhill String Band
Hart Historic District, downtown Hart.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Saturday, July 20th - Sunday, July 21st

MCFE Summer Cizzler Series Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, July 20th

Garden Tractor Pulls
Dead-boat pull at 10am, transfer sled pull at 1pm. West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, July 20th - Sunday, July 21st

Manistee Saints vs. Mid Michigan Starz
Semi-pro baseball. Games played at 1pm and 3:15pm at Rietz Park, southeast limits of Manistee.
Manistee Saints Baseball

Saturday, July 20th, 9am-4pm

Mears Art Fair
Mears.
Oceana County Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 20th, 10am-4pm

Art, Craft & Vendor Show
Music by Smallmouth 10:30am-12:30pm, Redux 1:30-3:30pm. Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 20th, 11am-4pm

Blooming Arts Garden Walk
Hosted by the Garden Club of Pentwater and featuring area gardens and artists. $10. Pentwater.

Saturday, July 20th, 1pm-4pm

Music on Bear Lake: Awesome Distraction
Bear Lake.
Manistee County Summer Music

Saturday, July 20th, 4pm-10pm

Buccaneer Bash
Ludington Boat Club, Ludington.

Saturday, July 20th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest
Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Saturday, July 20th, 7pm

State Park Music: Uneven Ground
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Monday, July 22nd, 1pm

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Mason County District Library, downtown Ludington.

Monday, July 22nd, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Scottville Clown Band
Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 23rd, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Planet D Nonet
Midwest's premier swinging little big band. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 23rd, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Mason County Civic Band
Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Clown Band Shell Series

Wednesday, July 24th, 1pm

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Mason County District Library, Scottville.

Wednesday, July 24th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Wyatt and Sherri Knapp
Michigan husband and wife duo. Little Sable Lighthouse, Mears.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 24th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Planet D Nonet
Midwest's premier swinging little big band. Waterfront Park, Ludington. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 24th, 7pm-9:15pm

Echo through the Timber: The Soul Message Band
Soul, Hammond B3 jazz. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 24th, 7pm

State Park Music: Ben Bedford
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Wednesday, July 24th, 9pm-11pm

Pirates of Lake Michigan Shoreline Cruise
Passengers board the ship at 8:30pm and then cruise the Ludington shoreline from 9-11pm. Ticket price is $42 and includes the Party Buffet, desserts, and soft drinks. Two cash bars will be available with drink specials.
S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise

Thursday, July 25th - Sunday, July 28th

The Foreigner, a comedy
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Directed by Rick Plummer. The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Thursday, July 25th, 2:30pm-4pm

Antique Car Show
Sponsored by Pere Marquette Motoring Club at Oakview Medical Care Facility parking lot, Diana Street, Ludington.
Mason County Car Shows

Thursday, July 25th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Eric Engblade
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 25th, 6pm

Talking Ear, progressive jazz quintet
Free concert. Mason County District Library, downtown Ludington.

Thursday, July 25th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Smokin Dobroleles
Downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 25th, 7pm

Roots on the River concert: Roger Brown Trio
Manistee Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, July 25th, 8pm-10pm

Sunset Beach Bonfire
Bring your blanket or beach chair to the south end of Stearns Beach from 8-10pm and enjoy a huge bonfire while listening to live music by the Pangea Steel Drum Band. Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.
Sunset Beach Bonfire

Thursday, July 25th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 26th - Sunday, July 28th

Arcadia Daze
Events include an arts/crafts show, auto muster, 5k race, kids fishing and games, entertainment, grand parade, and post-parade concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band. Arcadia.
Arcadia Daze

Friday, July 26th - Sunday, July 28th

Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
Performances Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Presented by Stage Left Theatre Company at Ludington's Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Friday, July 26th, 6pm-9pm

Friday Night Live
There are many reasons to be in Ludington in the heart of summer, and one of them is the very popular Friday Night Live. Scheduled for four Friday nights in July and August, FNL features music, food, and great family activities. Downtown Ludington.
Friday Night Live

Friday, July 26th, 7pm-9pm

Summer Sounds: Channing & Quinn
Vocals combined with instrumentation and tap dancing. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, July 26th, 7pm

Music at the Hart Historic District: Road Less Traveled
Hart Historic District, downtown Hart.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Friday, July 26th, 7pm

Folk Fridays Music & Performance Series: Uneven Ground
Free-will donations. Lake County Historical Museum and Community House, 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Saturday, July 27th

Pentwater Ladies Classic Tournament
Cost $10/boat. Weighin at 1pm at Village Marina Pavilion. Pentwater.

Saturday, July 27th - Sunday, July 28th

Manistee Saints vs. Midland Tribe
Semi-pro baseball. Games played at 1pm and 3:15pm at Rietz Park, southeast limits of Manistee.
Manistee Saints Baseball

Saturday, July 27th - Sunday, July 28th

Art Ramble
Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sunday from 11am-5pm. A woodland gallery hop featuring the work of a dozen artists. Loon's Moon Lakeside, 2160 N. 32nd St. Fountain, and Art Full Codgers Gallery, 58 Taylor Road, Branch.

Saturday, July 27th, 7am-4pm

Hart Downtown Car Show
Downtown Hart.

Saturday, July 27th, 9am-3pm

ReJoyce Arts and Crafts Show
Christmas in July. Joyce Historical Home, 201 S. Washington Ave., Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 27th, 12pm-5pm

Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour & Music by High Lonesome
Music by High Lonesome from 1:30-3:30pm. Buses transport visitors from the park ranger's house located just inside Ludington State Park to the lighthouse and back for an additional transportation fee. The round-trip fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 & under. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Saturday, July 27th, 2pm-4pm

Nights at the Lights: Local Dulcimer Musicians
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Saturday, July 27th, 5pm-8pm

Pentwater Last Saturday of the Month Art Stroll
Stroll through downtown Pentwater for an evening of art. Participating galleries are Jilly's Gallery, Petri on Hancock Street, Petri Gallery on Second Street, The Ramp (Hancock Building), Kook's Eye, and Art on the Town. Doqntown Pentwater.
Pentwater Art Stroll

Saturday, July 27th, 6pm

West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes Concert: Your Generation
Free community concert with donations accepted to support local high school music programs. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Rhythm & Dunes Concert Information

Saturday, July 27th, 6pm-9pm

Pure Pro Wrestling
VFW Walsh Post #4499, 1211 28th St., Manistee.

Saturday, July 27th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Planet D Nonet
Midwest's premier swinging little big band. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Saturday, July 27th, 7pm

State Park Music: Jim Key
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Sunday, July 28th, 8am-12pm

Ludington Lighthouse Du & Triathlon
Stearns Park, Ludington.
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon

Sunday, July 28th, 1pm-3pm

Sunday Jazz Brunch in the Park: LHS Jazz Band
Free, live outdoor concert series featuring local jazz artists. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Monday, July 29th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Elvis Tribute by Jake Slater
Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 30th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Petra VanNuis with the Phil DeGreg Trio
A-list jazz vocals and instrumentalists. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, July 30th, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Jim Dodson
Acoustic favorites. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Clown Band Shell Series

Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Third Coast Gypsy Jazz and Ruthie Eilers
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Mears.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: The Phil DeGreg Trio with Petra van Nuis
A-list jazz vocals and instrumentalists. Waterfront Park, Ludington. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm-9:15pm

Echo through the Timber: Sunset Groove
Energetic mix of Blues, Rock and R&B. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm

State Park Music: Hicks with Picks
Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

More July Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Ludington Freedom Festival
Manistee Forest Festival
West Shore Art Fair, Ludington
Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament, Ludington
Bear Lake Days
Friday Night Live, Ludington
Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration
Ludrock
Kaleva Days
Local Farmer's Markets
Arcadia Daze
Open Horse Shows

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